New managers, supervisors, and team lead matter. They’re on the front lines with your workforce, your customers, and your markets. They have tremendous potential. And some of them will become your organization’s future leaders.
However, most organizations promote productive employees and independent contributors into managerial positions based on their technical competence.
Yet, very often many fail to grasp how their roles have changed; that their jobs are no longer about their personal achievement but instead about empowering others to achieve; that sometimes driving the bus means taking a backseat: and that building a team is often more important than making a sale or updating software, or whatever their previous job entailed. Even the best new managers can have trouble adjusting to these new realities.
Yet great leadership skills don’t just show up with a job title. A talented employee that has been promoted to a team lead, supervisor, or manager deserves to be given the proper tools to succeed in their new role. This boot camp will give them the practical managerial skills they can immediately use back on their job and will start building them into peak-performing leaders.
So, you’ve just been promoted. There are few career moments as exciting and challenging as becoming a new manager or supervisor or leader of a department or team.
To be successful new managers or recently promoted ones must master three critical skills: to switch from relying on formal authority to establish credibility with your team or department members, from striving for control to building collaboration and empowering others' commitment; and from managing tasks to leading people. Using the analogy of an orchestra, a new manager must move from being a talented violinist who concentrates on playing his or her instrument skillfully to being a conductor who coordinates the efforts of all the musicians.
Therefore, what it takes to succeed as a new manager or supervisor is a matter of learning new ways of working and most importantly letting go of old ones - even if they have driven your career success up until now. New managers must also find new ways of deriving personal and career satisfaction from their work and measuring their success. This is a critical mental switch that effective managers must make. This webinar will provide skills and techniques to successfully transition into a new role and become a peak performer.